Social Programs and Evening Activities

At UConn, Pre-College is about the experience inside AND outside the classroom

Experiencing college life means engaging with a university community and exciting campus. In addition to the academic courses and exploratory workshops of our program, over 100 social programs and activities are created for students each summer. Using the information students provide in their application and enrollment materials, unique social programs are developed each summer session to meet the diverse interests of students. We have 12-18 residential summer staff that facilitate about 4-6 programs/activities each night. Some of our most popular social programs and activity options over the past few years can be seen below:

  • The 1st Night Ice Cream Social
  • Spa and Self-Care Nights
  • Paint Nights
  • Movie Nights
  • Access to University Game Rooms
    • Video Game Tournaments (2K/Fifa/Pokemon/etc)
    • Ping Pong and Pool Tournaments
  • Various Sports and Rec programs
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Running/walking/gym access
    • Swimming
  • The Last Night Talent Show
  • The Last Night Dance Party
  • Tails of Joy Therapy Dog Visits
  • Connecticut Repertoire Theatre Musicals and Shows
  • Trips to Downtown Storrs
  • Board Game Nights
  • A UConn Pre-College Tradition – Playing “Assassin”
  • Weekend Field Trips (for multiple session participants only)
    • Six Flags New England
    • Hartford Yard Goats
    • Manchester Mall and Dave & Busters
    • Lake Compounce

Don't see something you like? Let our staff know what you’d be interested in when you get here and we can try to make it happen. If you have questions about our social program offerings, please email us at